Check out today’s Teatime Titbit: Monday Motivation: overwhelm
“to be so bad or so great that a person cannot deal with it; to give too much of a thing to a person” is one of the definitions of the word in the Oxford dictionary and we, the human race, are increasing becoming overwhelmed by the number of ‘distractions’ vying for our attention at any one minute.
So what to do? Bury your head in the sand, move to a desert island, or do like the Wheezywaiter: https://youtu.be/ve37Bg4-hPc – live without the net for a month.
Yeah, thanx, Dave, you’re the one banging on about ‘overwhelming’ people and you just gave us another distraction to add to our list.
Ok, yes, I admit. Guilty as charged, your honour. Look on the bright side, though
- He did the (painful) research for you.
- You may be inspired to try it out – I’m doing my annual Christmas internet detox programme CIDP this year starting 14 Dec – 7 Jan. – no blog, FB, Linkedin, Xing etc.
- You get to know a great vlogger, with loads of hilarious vids.
PUBLIC WARNING: Don’t watch his vid on the train, tram or treadmill.
- You get to improve your (listening to) English.
Now, if that isn’t Monday Motivation, I don’t know what is!!
QOTD Want to join me in my CIDP? What are you still allowed to do online or would you go the Full Monty?
To overwhelm sb (auf jdn einstürzen), distractions (Ablenkung/Zerstreuung), to vie (wetteifern), to bury one’s head in the sand (den Kopf in den Sand stecken), desert island (unbewohnte Insel), to bang on about sth (die ganze Zeit von etw reden), to admit (etw zugeben), “guilty as charged” (schuldig im Sinne der Ankla, your honour” (Euer Ehren), detox programme (Entzugsprogramm), hilarious (komisch), treadmill (laufband), go the Full Monty (aufs Ganze gehen)